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Pak Se Ri
Korea announces Olympic golf coaches


25 Jan 2016
Seoul, Korea, January 25, 2016: Women’s golfing great Pak Se-ri, the lone South Korean in the World Golf Hall of Fame, and Choi Kyoung-ju, veteran of eight PGA Tour wins, will be leading the national women's and men's teams at this year's Summer Olympics in Rio, reports Yonhap News.

The Korea Golf Association on Monday announced Pak and Choi as the coaches for South Korea when golf makes its return to the Olympics after a 112-year absence.

Pak, 38, leads all South Koreans with 25 career LPGA Tour victories, a total that includes five majors. The 1998 LPGA Tour Rookie of the Year is a pioneer who has inspired a whole generation of youngsters to take up the sport.

And Pak will likely be coaching key members of that young generation, including world No. 2 Park In-bee, who, at 27, has surpassed Pak's major championship totals with seven of her own.

Choi, 45, is the first South Korean to win on the PGA Tour and reached No. 5 in the world rankings in early 2008.

The field in Rio will be 60 players each for men and women, with the top 15 players in the world rankings eligible to take part but a limit of four players per nation.

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